Interview with Bret Hainley, Director of “The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular” by Bo Wilson

After the first weekend of performances for “The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular”, we checked in with the Director, Bret Hainley, to ask him about the show.

Question 1: Why did you want to direct this show?

Stacy Bakri asked me to direct it, and I owed her a favor.


Question 2: How would you describe your vision for this production?

As close to the demands of the script as I could get.


Question 3: How has the rehearsal process been for this show? What has been exciting? What has been challenging?

Like all Christmas shows, it’s been a nightmare. Between actor drops and rehearsals lost to holidays, its only through the magic of my amazing cast that we were able to put up a show at all, much less the awesome show they’re doing.


Question 4: What has been your favorite moment so far?

The first laugh, Friday night.


Question 5: What should the audience be excited about seeing or experiencing at your show?

I’m not so arrogant as to impose my own views on the audience. I hope they get a few laughs out of it and maybe enjoy their night.